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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Porter
Copenhagen N, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 664   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: Black Ball er en potent porter med mrk cassanade og et ordentlig skud amerikansk humle til at afbalancere den markante og fyldige maltprofil, hvor der findes noter af chokolade, karamel og rg.
Ingredienser: Vand, malt(pilsner, smoked, chokolade, cara munich og brown), ristet byg, flkket havre, mrk cassanade, humle og gr.

English: Black Ball is a potent porter with a nice and round mouth feel combined with a lot of american hops, that balances the full and creamy body which has notes of chocolate, coffee and smoke.
Ingredients: Water, malt(pilsner, smoked, chokolade, cara munich, brown), roasted barley, flaked oat, dark cassanade sugar, hops (Simcoe, Centennial, Cascade) and yeast.

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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bjorn77 (184) - Krakw, POLAND - FEB 3, 2017
Przyjemny, czekoladowo-kawowy w smaku, bez przesadnej paloności. Bardzo wysoka utrzymująca się piana, wysycenie ciut za wysokie. Aromat typowy dla gatunku. Niezłe, ale są lepsi

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pallleon (290) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 30, 2017
Fekete szn, barna hab. Erőteljes prklt malts, tcsokolds z. desksen indul az első korty, aztn szpen tvlt keserűv. Nekem bejtt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
19Michi38 (123) - Cracow, POLAND - JAN 20, 2017
Piwo czarne, nieprzejrzyste. Piana beżowa, bardzo obfita, drobna, utrzymuje się sporo czasu, ładnie oblepia ścianki szkła. W zapachu pierwsze skrzypce gra kawa, jest też paloność i gorzka czekolada, może troszkę orzechw. W smaku podobnie, tylko troszkę bardziej pokazuje się paloność, więc na pierwszym planie mamy ją i kawę, dalej trochę chmieli i lekka gorzka czekolada. Alkoholu nie czuć kompletnie. Goryczka nawet wysoka, posmak palony i lekko chmielowy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrumpy369 (673) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 20, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2017 Bottle at csakajo. Black colour, small brown lacing. Roasted, burnt sugars, coffee. Taste is light sourness, medium bitterness. Decent ash and coffee notes. Faint smoke. Like having a cigar. Nice, but too ashy for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matbli (339) - Poznań, POLAND - JAN 15, 2017
Bottle, pours dark brown with very high, pillowy and stable beige head. Aroma of cocoa, caramel and roasted malt. In taste medium sweetness with a bit ashy bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaserov (519) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 13, 2017
Color negro con capa de espuma marrn de ms de tres dedos de grosor (buensima retencin, textura jabonosa). Aroma extrao y no demasiado placentero: caf, sulfuro (aroma algo qumico), lpulo que redondea todo lo dems. Como digo, extrao. No capto la mayora de cosas que escriben los dems y me parece que el lpulo es lo ms presente en cuanto a aroma. En boca hay caf y un poco de chocolate, caramelo, con final bastante amargo y regusto a lpulo muy fresco en la boca entre trago y trago. Imperial Porter nica y muy disfrutable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MelvinKalksma (1413) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2017

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, chocolate, mocha, roasted malts, coffee and smoke.

Appearance:
Opaque black beer with slight yeast and with a medium brown/dark brown head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, chocolate and mocha; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts, coffee and smoke.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Great sweet start with loads of chocolate and a decent roasted finish to back it up. Ever the slightest amount of smoke comes through as well. That dark sugar sure as hell makes this beer feel really authentic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Estebanik (1040) - Lublin, POLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Piana bardzo wysoka, mocno zbita. W aromacie czekolada, trochę słynnego prażonego słonecznika, ulotna nutka cytrusa. W smaku czekoladowe, ale i dość mocno palone, popiołowe. Cytrusowo-palona goryczka, mocna. Gładziutkie w odczuciu, niskie nasycenie. Alkohol okej ukryty. Smakowita opcja.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
BOTnakke (19) - - JAN 6, 2017
Pours a thick light brown head, almost black color, smokey aroma with milky notes, strong taste of smoke, strong coffee and a solid bitterness. Great beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeebon (438) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2016
330ml bottle, pours thick oily black brown colour with massive foamy tan head which stays thick and lingers for sometime before settling but staying noticable. Aroma is black coffee, liquorice and smokey roasted malts, a slight clean floral hop presence as well. Taste is mild to medum sweet and medum to strong bitter, a smokey roasted presence on the finish. Thick oily texture in the mouth, a really fine Porter. I would love to see how it tastes after it has been aged for a bit too.


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